Toreutic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Toreutic (Sculp) In relief; pertaining to sculpture in relief, especially of metal; also, pertaining to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • toreutic In anc. metal-work, chased, carved, or embossed: noting, in general, all varieties of sculptured, modeled, or other art-work in metal. The toreutic art was considered to include casting and the production of designs in relief on a surface of metal by beating out a plate with hammers or punches from behind (repoussé), or by beating it into a mold of wood or metal, though all hammered work is more strictly called empæstic work. Ivory-carving was also a department of toreutic work, which therefore covered the production of chryselephantine statues.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Toreutic tō-rōō′tik pertaining to chased or embossed metal-work
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. belonging to work in relief
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., toreuein, to bore.

Usage

In literature:

In a piece of toreutic art which is the best part?
"A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion" by Epictetus
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